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RCT
ACE Report #11712
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Dry needling improves clinical outcomes in patients with trigger finger


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of dry needling on tendon-pulley architecture, pain and hand function in patients with trigger finger: a randomized controlled trial study

J Phys Ther Sci. 2019 Apr; 31(4): 295–298.

Contributing Authors: M Azizian H Bagheri G Olyaei A Shadmehr MA Okhovatpour P Dehghan S Jalaei H Sarafraz

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Synopsis

58 patients with trigger finger were randomized to receive a single session of dry needling therapy or no intervention. Outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score, pinch grip strength, A1 pulley thickness and tendon thickness. Follow up was performed 1 week after treatment. Results from this study revealed significant im...

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